Tuesday, April 11, 2000

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The Daily Gazette

Swarthmore College
Tuesday, April 11, 2000
Volume 4, Number 111


1) World news roundup

2) Campus events


1) Golf team victorious

2) Intramural scoreboard

3) World sports roundup

4) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests


Today: Rain on and off. Highs in the upper 40s.
    It would be unprofessional of me to use this space to brag about the
room I got…

Tonight: Rain. Lows in the lower 40s.
    And so I won’t do it – professionalism wins out.

Tomorrow: Sunny and windy. Highs in the mid 50s.
    Yeah, but still, I mean, damn.


1) World news roundup

Nearly five months after his arrival in the US, Elian Gonzalez’s
great-uncle Lazaro met for an hour with two psychiatrists and a
psychologist sent by the government to arrange Elian’s smooth transfer to
his father. …Historian David Irving, who has outraged Holocaust survivors
by challenging the scope of the Holocaust, lost the libel suit that he
launched to save his academic reputation Monday. Irving, whose books
include “Hitler’s War,” says he does not deny the fact that Jews were
killed by the Nazis, but challenges the number and manner of Jewish
concentration camp deaths. …Election officials said Peruvian President
Alberto Fujimori was just shy of the majority of votes needed to win an
unprecedented third term, prompting many to accuse the government of fixing
the election. …Sony announced that the company will begin offering
commercial downloads of single songs later this month. The songs will be
offered in a secure, non-copyable format developed by Sony called ATRAC3.
Users can play the songs back on a computer, but the only portable devices
that support the format are made by Sony.


2) Campus events

“Spain’s Transition to Democracy Through Its Music” by Pedro Alvarez
Hicks 211, 4:15 p.m.

“Data Mining: Fool’s Gold? or Mother Lode?”
by Richard De Veaux, Williams College
Scheuer Room, 4:15 p.m.

Physics Colloquium by Chris Chyba, Project SETI — Search for Extra
Terrestrial Intelligence — and Stanford University
Dupont 190, 4:30 p.m.

“China’s Environment in the 21st Century”
by Richard Newfarmer, World Bank
Kohlberg 115, 4:30 p.m.

Swarthbucklers Fencing Practice
Upper Tarble, 5:30 p.m.

Social Affairs Committee Meeting
Trotter 303, 7:00 p.m.

“Interpreting Focus: Where Semantics and Pragmatics Meet”
by Satoshi Tomioka, University of Delaware
Kohlberg 115, 7:00 p.m.

Visitor Night at Sproul Observatory
Sproul Observatory, 9:00 p.m.

Lodge Five, 9:00 p.m.

Tango Class
Upper Tarble, 9:30 p.m.

Student Council Meeting
Parrish Parlor – East, 10:00 p.m.



1) Golf team victorious

The golf team tacked on two more wins, shooting a 369 as Philadelphia
University and USP failed to field full teams. James Dolan ’02 was
medalist, shooting an 84 in the windy conditions. Matt Kaufman ’01 added an
86 while Ben Wiles ’03 shot 91. The team’s record is now 10-5-1.


2) Intramural scoreboard


P,C and the BGM 40
Old Spice 51

Crunge 63
Mothership 33

Binky the Cone 34
Bonobos 50

Faculty 38
Donuts 36


3) World sports roundup

In some big-time jostling for playoff positioning in the Eastern
Conference, the Knicks beat Indiana 83-81 while Philadelphia absolutely
demolished hapless Miami 96-80 and Charlotte and Toronto both won as well.
…Ken Griffey Jr. became the youngest player ever to hit 400 home runs, at
30 years, 141 days. The previous mark was held by Jimmie Foxx. …New
York’s Tuesday newspapers are reporting that the Jets have reached an
agreement to trade Keyshawn Johnson to Tampa Bay in exchange for two draft
picks. …Green Bay Packers tight end Mark Chmura was arrested Monday after
his 17-year-old babysitter accused him of sexually assaulting her during a
party at which they played a drinking game together.


4) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests

Softball at Muhlenberg, 3:00 p.m.
Women’s tennis at Muhlenberg, 3:30 p.m.
Baseball vs. Franklin & Marshall, 3:30 p.m.
Women’s lacrosse at Cedar Crest, 4:00 p.m.

Men’s lacrosse at Franklin & Marshall, 4:00 p.m.

Quote of the day: “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try, try again. Then
quit. There’s no point in being a damn fool about it.” — W.C. Fields


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